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7/22/2014 6:27:49 AM
The lead investigator in the home invasion-robbery and police-involved shooting in Jamestown earlier this month is "very pleased" they have two more people indicted in that case. Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the Chautauqua County Grand Jury on Monday handed down 22-count indictments against both 26-year-olds Levelle Jones and Jacon Hicks -- both of Buffalo. Samuelson says indictme...read more
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2014-07-22 03:03
Testimony continued Tuesday in Day #5 of the Jason Wells murder trial in Mayville.  According to media reports, a corrections officer and a retired jail warden took the stand and testified on Wells' behavior while he was in jail. According to Wells' defense attorney, the 37-year-old was in an altered state of mind when he beat and stabbed 81-year-old Ruth Fisk to death in Fredonia in February...read more
2014-07-22 02:59
New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says if elected, he intends to begin reversing the state's course in his first 100 days in office. Astorino says he's had a track record of adding 30,000 jobs in Westchester County during his more-than-five years in office. Astorino says cutting taxes and spending was a big part of that, adding that New York has lost 400,000 people during Governor ...read more
2014-07-22 02:48
A teenager from Celoron has been arrested for allegedly stealing two trucks, and later crashing them early Tuesday morning in the Town of Ellicott. Ellicott Town Police were called to the scene of the first accident on Town Line Road -- near Moon Road -- about 3:15 AM. Officers say they found the Chevrolet dump truck in a ditch, and that the driver, 18-year-old Gregory Messere, had left the s...read more
2014-07-22 06:49
He has no problem being the underdog in a political race -- in fact, he almost seems to relish it. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino brought his underfunded, yet energetic campaign to Chautauqua County on Monday, and addressed fellow Republicans last night at the County GOP's Annual Dinner in Lakewood. Astorino trails in the latest Siena College Poll by 37 percentage points. The We...read more
2014-07-22 06:44
A major dredging project will get underway at Barcelona Harbor soon in order to improve the infrastructure and safety of the harbor. Congressman Tom Reed made a stop at Barcelona Harbor on Monday and joined several area leaders, including Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, in unveiling the project. Reed says the dredging project means that "local jobs, recreation, tourism, and overall quality o...read more
2014-07-22 06:39
Starting today, a portion of Center Road in the Town of Sheridan will be closed to all traffic, as crews will be spending the next three days making repairs to the Norfolk-Southern Railroad crossing at that location. A detour will not be posted. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route....read more
2014-07-21 01:34
The Chautauqua County Legislature is getting involved early in the county budget process in an effort to keep local costs to a minimum for next year. County Executive Vince Horrigan tells WDOE News he began the budget process sooner than normal so legislators could have time to review the budget across the board... [audio:horriganbudgetpreparations.mp3]Vince Horrigan: budget preparations[/audio] ...read more
2014-07-21 01:28
Chautauqua County will be holding two more community drug forums in a couple of weeks in Jamestown and Dunkirk. Horrigan says the next drug forums will be held on Monday, August 4th... [audio:horrigancommunitydrugforum.mp3]Vince Horrigan: encourages people to attend[/audio] The first drug forum will be held at the Carnahan Building at Jamestown Community College from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and the...read more
2014-07-21 01:19
A week of fun, food, and farming is underway in Dunkirk. The 131st annual Chautauqua County Fair offically began Monday morning with the ceremonial firing of the Civil War-era cannon on the fairgrounds.  Agriculture has always been important in Chautauqua County, and Fair Director Dave Wilson says the week-long event is a perfect opportunity for fairgoers to experience what farming is al...read more
2014-07-21 01:13
State Senator Cathy Young says three public libraries in Chautauqua County will be receiving construction funding through a $14 million capital fund appropriation secured in last year's state budget. The Mayville Library will get $181,582 for a meeting room addition, installation of a handicapped-accessible restroom, replacement of a roof on an existing building, and parking lot renovation. ...read more
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